Today’s winning 5-second tactics

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gm  Artemiev,V

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gm  Vidit,S

Lake Sevan  Martuni  2015.7.13  Position after 43 moves.  What has an obvious positional advantage but–as is usual in modern chess–the defence is very tough and does not want to  simply give the whole point.  However, Black’s previous move (43…Qe7) was a serious mistake…do you see why?

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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Trahan, Dan  (2037)

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gm Dlugy,Max

Rencontres Francophonie   Montreal 2015.7.18  Position after 25 moves.  Ofcourse, White has a huge positional advantage and can win in a number of pedestrian manners, the most obvious being 26.Re1! which wins an exchange after 26…Qg6 27.QxR QxB etc. HOWEVER, the point is not just to win, but to win in the most effective and ARTISTIC style!

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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Turcotte, Jonathan  (2000)

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im  Cummings, David

Rencontres Franconfonie   Montreal 2015.7.18  Position after 23 moves of play. White has his pieces beautifully placed and ready for the attack!  But he must exercise patience: rushing in with 24.Qe4? f5! will turn the advantage to Black’s favour.  Better is 24.Nd6!? (24…Nxe5!?) , but White has something much better.  Do you see it?

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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Lake Sevan  Martuni  2015.7.13 Vidit,S–Artemiev,V: 44.Rd7 Qf8 45.Qxg6+! 1-0  After taking the Queen 46.h7 is mate!

Rencontres Franconfonie   Montreal 2015.7.18: Dlugy, Max–Trahan, Dan: 26.Rc8!!  Beautiful and unexpected! 26… Rb8 ( 26…Rxc8 27.Qe6+ ) 27.Qe6+ 1-0 It is soon mate after 27…Kh8 28.Rxb8 and 29.QxB etc.

Rencontres Franconfonie   Montreal 2015.7.18: Cummings,David–Turcotte,Jonathan: 24.Nxf7!! Rxd3 ( 24…Kxf7 25.Nd6+ Ke7 26.Qxg7+ Kd8 27.Nxe8 Qc6 28.Nd6 ; or if instead 24…Nc5 25.Bg6!) 25.Nxh6+ Kh7 26.Rxd3 gxh6 27.Rg3 1-0  Time to throw in the towel!

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